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Principal wellbeing quite bad says latest survey

The more things change the more they stay the same and being a school principal remains a hard-working, stressful occupation, which operates under the threat of violence says the latest Principal Health and Wellbeing survey. The two greatest sources of stress are sheer quantity of work, and lack of time to focus on teaching and learning. The worrying trend over time has been the increase in stress caused by mental health issues of students and mental health issues of staff. Principals and deputy/assistant principals experience far higher prevalence of offensive behaviour at work each year than the general population. Read More

 

6 Jul 2017 | Australia
Proposed merger will erode quality in before and after school care News Image

Before and after school care provider Sherpa Kids Australia has objected to a potential merger of its competitors Camp Australia and Junior Adventures Group, creating a monopoly for foreign owner Bain Capital. Read More 

6 Jul 2017 | QLD
Providing support key to classroom outcomes News Image

The Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism said with about 73 per cent of students on the autism spectrum enrolled in mainstream schools, the focus should be on ensuring all teachers and students are supported in an environment. Read More

5 Jul 2017 | Australia
OfficeMax partnership with Teter Mek sees craft range rebrand News Image

In celebration of NAIDOC Week 2017, OfficeMax announced their ongoing partnership with The Teter Mek Foundation with a rebrand of their arts and craft range to feature Indigenous art branded Teter Mek. Read More

1 Jul 2017 | Australia
NAIDOC Week aims to stem loss of Indigenous languages News Image

The importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages will be the focus of NAIDOC Week, 2-9 July 2017. The 2017 theme, Our Languages Matter, aims to celebrate the role that Indigenous languages play in cultural identity. Read More

30 Jun 2017 | Griffith University
Principals key to inclusive education for autistic children News Image

Director of Griffith University’s Autism Centre of Excellence thinks school Principals should lead the way in adopting a whole-school approach to the education of all students, including those with autism and other disabilities. Read More

30 Jun 2017 | VIC
Indigenous high school students get hands on with biomedical engineering News Image

VIEWS is a partnership between RMIT, Monash University, Swinburne University and the University of Melbourne, and takes Year 11 and 12 Indigenous students, enrolled in a Maths and Science subjects, to tour the universities. Read More

29 Jun 2017 | WA
Abydos app will make students better at fractions News Image

A new maths game called Abydos, developed in WA, has improved Perth primary school students’ knowledge of fractions by more than 10 per cent over their classmates according to the developers' research. Read More

29 Jun 2017 | Australia
ACEL names New Voice Scholarship recipients News Image

The ACEL New Voice Scholarships are awarded to education leaders whose work has made a significant impact. This year, 16 scholarships have been awarded across three categories. Read More

28 Jun 2017 | Australia
Needs-based funding essential for most disadvantaged localities News Image

The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre's report, Educate Australia Fair?: Education Inequality in Australia, examines the extent of educational disadvantage across and within Australia’s states and territories and among vulnerable groups. Read More

28 Jun 2017 | SA
SA student teachers in Bridging the Gap industry placements program News Image

The SA Government's Bridging the Gap program aims to connect science education with the real world by giving student teachers contact with industry via visits and site experiences. Read More

26 Jun 2017 | Australia
Men quit primary school teaching jobs because they feel stereotyped News Image

Men often appear to have advantage over women in the workplace, but not always in female-dominated industries. Male primary school teachers experience more stereotype threat, which relates to negative job attitudes and commitment. Read More

26 Jun 2017 | QLD
Music program helps teens handle academic stress News Image

The top two issues of concern for adolescents are coping with stress and school or study problems. Research shows that on average young people listen to 18 hours of music a week, which may be able to alleviate stress. Read More